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Activities In Matamata

There are numerous activities in Matamata and surrounding districts to suit everyone.

  • Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours:
    Take a guided tour to a working sheep farm where parts of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies were filmed.
  • Golf:
    Matamata and Walton golf courses are both attractive 18-hole courses. There are 7 golf courses within a 30 minute drive.
  • Tramping:
    The district offers numerous walks for all ages. Walk to Wairere Falls which is set amongst bush in the Kaimai Ranges or walk to the Kauri Trees.
  • Hot Mineral Pools:
    Drive 3 minutes to the Opal Hot Springs or 25 minutes drive to the Te Aroha Mineral Spa Bath.
  • Boating/Kayaking/Jet Ski/Cruise:
    Visit Lake Karapiro 15 minutes away for a day on the water.
  • Matamata Airfield:
    A short drive for gliding and skydiving.
  • Matamata Racecourse:
    Watch some of New Zealand's finest race horses train in the early mornings.
    There is one racing day a month.